April 1st, 2014

What Does a Fat-Free Label Really Mean?

Groovy Green Livin Fat-Free Label

Fat-free is a term that many of us are very familiar with. We see ‘fat-free’ on our food labels and we seek it out on the foods we love to eat. What Does ‘Fat-Free’ Mean? There’s an assumption that fat-free actually means free of all fat. Well it doesn’t. The label that reads ‘fat-free’ can actually be very misleading. The FDA permits foods to be labeled ‘fat-free’ if they contain less than 0.5 grams of fat per serving. Here’s the tricky part. If you eat over and above the serving size on the package chances are the food will no longer...

March 28th, 2014

Take the Pledge to Love Bulk Food

Groovy Green Livin Bulk Food

Walking up and down the bulk food aisle at your local supermarket can be somewhat intimidating and overwhelming. The sheer number of bins is mind-boggling and the choices are endless. Take your pick from bins of grains, cereals, dried fruits, nuts, spices or baking ingredients. Buying from the bulk bins at the grocery store is a great way to save money on your food bill, but that’s not the only reason to shop the bulk bins. Here are a few more reasons to buy in bulk: Get more bang for your buck Bye bye wasteful packaging Buy only what you...

March 26th, 2014

Autism Eats: Introducing Autism-Friendly Family Dining

Groovy Green Livin Introducing Autism Eats

Today, 1 in 88 children under 8 years old is diagnosed with autism. It occurs in all racial, ethnic, and social groups and is four times more likely to strike boys than girls. Raising a child with autism can provide much joy, but also comes with its own set of challenges. Going out to eat at a restaurant can be difficult for any family, but can be especially problematic for families dealing with autism. A young Boston family confronted with autism created Autism Eats as a way to “bring the fun back to eating out”. I had a chance to catch...

March 24th, 2014

There is No Place for Hate

Groovy Green Livin No Place for Hate

There is no place for hate. Ever. This isn’t your typical ‘green living’ story so I wasn’t sure there was a space for it on Groovy Green Livin. But there is. Green living encompasses so much. The umbrella is huge and in my opinion welcoming to all, regardless of where we fall on our green path. The journey isn’t only about finding ways to avoid toxins in the products we consume and use, it’s also about acceptance, community and ongoing discussion about how we can make the world a better place. This is a story of anti-semitism. A story of...

March 20th, 2014

5 Healthy Habits to Add to Your Morning Routine

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My morning routine needs a makeover. The past few mornings have been rough. Thanks to Daylight Saving Time we have sprung ahead into very dark mornings. The combination of cold temps and darkness make for a very active snooze button. I just don’t want to get out of bed.  How you begin your morning often sets the pace and tone for the rest of the day. Over the years I’ve found it extremely important to add a few simple healthy habits to my morning routine to help start the day off on the right foot. As an aside, these are...

March 19th, 2014

Stonyfield Re-sealable Yogurt Pouch Allows Kids to Come Back for More

Groovy Green Livin Stonyfield Resealable Yogurt Pouches

Yogurt on the Go! Parents with young children know that snacks are a necessity. When my kids were little we never left home without our arsenal of food. I remember putting a lot of time into packing the right things. Variety was key, as was quantity. Unfortunately I learned the hard way that forgotten snacks could very well mean an early end to our adventure.  On many days, remembering the snacks was only half the battle. There were countless times when snacks were opened, two bites were taken and the kids were off and running again. The playground comes to mind as a...

March 17th, 2014

Behind the Scenes: Filming a Green Living Makeover Video with Manilla

Groovy Green Livin Filming a Green Living Makeover

I’m back in Boston after a day of filming a green living makeover video with the fabulous team from Manilla. As many of you know I’m Manilla’s Green Living Expert and I was asked to makeover a college student’s apartment that was a complete ‘green’ disaster! There’s nothing like heading into Manhattan for the day. Yes, it’s exhausting, but it’s such an easy trip. I just hopped on the Acela and took a 3 1/2 hour train ride into Penn Station. My morning in New York started off when I arrived at the prestigious Hearst Tower in Manhattan, home to Manilla and...

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About Lori

I’m Lori Popkewitz Alper, a recovering attorney and the Founder of Groovy Green Livin. I like to make noise and stir the pot especially when an issue hits home and effects the health of our families. Join me as I make some noise and share along the way tips for living a green and healthy life. Read more.

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